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Industry News – January 19th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, January 19th, 2017…

C-SUITE TECH MOVES AT NORDSTROM – ChainStoreAge
“Nordstrom is realigning and streamlining its top technology positions.The company said that Dan Little, Nordstrom’s chief information officer, plans to retire next fall. Little joined Nordstrom in 2002, as VP, supply chain strategy. He was named to his current position in 2014.”

DÉTENTE AND DEFIANCE: DESIGNERS SORT OUT THEIR REACTIONS TO TRUMP – TheNewYorkTimes
“Welcome to fashion in the age of Trump, a moment when a traditionally apolitical industry (don’t want to alienate your customers, after all) is increasingly finding its voice, literally and creatively.”

TARGET’S POOR HOLIDAY SALES SIGNAL RETAIL’S WIDESPREAD WOES, THE ENEMY WITHIN – Forbes
“Houston — uh, retail, we’ve got a problem. And Target is just one of many stores that got coal in its stocking this holiday season.”

CHICO’S FAS INC. AND NEXGEN PACKAGING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP – PRNewswire
“Nexgen Packaging, a leading global supplier of brand identification products to retailers as well as to apparel, footwear and textile brands, today announced that Nexgen will be the exclusive provider of global label and packaging products for omni-channel retailer Chico’s FAS, Inc. through its brands Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma.”

THE LOUIS VUITTON X SUPREME COLLABORATION IS HERE – TFL
“Under the creative watch of Jones, and with the cooperation of New York-based cult skatewear brand, Supreme, Louis Vuitton showed a lineup of F/W looks complete with Supreme’s bold red and white branding.”

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